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The Late Shift: ALX Pride 2020

The Art Center’s signature seasonal evening series features inspiring nights of eclectic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists’ studios, discover gallery receptions, thought-provoking artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, local drinks, lively music, and more.

Leading up to Capital Pride weekend, join the Alexandria-centered LGBTQ+ celebration. Find Pride displays, hands-on activities, music, and art.

Plus, meet Tai Hwa Goh, the 2020 artist featured in Target Gallery’s annual Solo Exhibition.

2020 Solo Exhibition: Tai Hwa Goh

Opening Reception
Friday, June 12 | 7-10 pm
Gallery Talk at 8pm

In this nationally competitive opportunity, one artist is selected by a panel of experts to mount a solo exhibition in Target Gallery . In 2020, Tai Hwa Goh creates site-specific kinetic paper sculptures that bloom, but warp over time with repeated human interaction, much like artificial selection compared to the wild. She explores the historical, sociological, and psychological influences that have shaped floristry and human desire to mold the environment.

 

About the Jurors

Isabel Manalo is a visual artist who has been showing her work internationally since 1999. Her work is included in a number of public and private collections such as the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, the permanent collections of the US Embassies in Bulgaria, Philippines, Kazakhstan and Nepal. Her work has been shown at the Orlando Museum of Art, Stony Brook University’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, the McLean Project for the Arts, Arlington Arts Center, Maryland Art Place, the Katzen Arts Center, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and has been the subject of group and solo shows in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Orlando, New York and Berlin. She was featured in New American Paintings in 2004 and 2006 and was awarded a Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2008, 2009 and 2011 with support from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation for 2009. Manalo’s work is included in the Drawing Center and White Columns curated artist registries. Isabel is the Founder and Chief Collaborator of The Studio Visit (TSV), an art journal featuring artist interviews with artists in their studios. Her work with the Takt International Artist Residency as a Visiting Artist and Curator continues today with a newly launched (2018) Berlin Fellowship Award that supports one female artist of color to spend one month in Berlin at the Takt Residency.

Her work is represented in Washington D.C. by Addison Ripley Fine Art where she has had four solo shows in 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2018/19. Her next solo show is at the Facebook DC offices from September – December 2019. This past June, a solo exhibition of Maia Cruz Palileo opened at the Katzen Art Center at American University that Isabel curated. It is up through October 20, 2019. She served on the Board of Directors and the Visual Arts Committee for the District of Columbia Arts Center from 2010 – 2012. From 2012 – 2013 she served as a Visiting Artist and Curator at Takt International Artist Residency in Berlin where she lived with her family from 2012 – 2015. She currently teaches full time at the Edmund Burke School and prior to that taught at American University and George Mason University. Isabel received her MFA in Painting from Yale University, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Isabel currently lives and works in Bethesda, MD.

 

Jackie Milad (Baltimore City, MD) Creates textured works on paper and canvas. Her artwork has been featured in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Select exhibitions include: Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA), School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD), Phoebe Projects curated by Alex Ebstein (Baltimore, MD), Lycoming College (Lycoming, PA), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Flashpoint (Washington D.C.), Museo de Arte de Mazatlan (Mazatlan, MX), DiFOCUR de Sinaloa Galleria (Culiacan, MX), Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY), Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), Goucher College, Silber Gallery (Baltimore, MD). In 2010, 2016, 2019 Milad was awarded an individual Artist Grant from Maryland State Arts Council. In 2018 she was named a Sondheim Semi-Finalist and in 2019 a Sondheim Finalist. Jackie was an inaugural resident of Creative Alliance at the Patterson and also held a residency at Vermont Studio Center. Milad received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and her MFA from Towson University. Besides her active studio practice, Jackie Milad also has an extensive career as a curator and educator, where she has committed many years to the education and support of emerging artists.

Jackie’s curatorial career began as a co-founder of the Transmodern Festival, an artist-run performance art and experimental media festival that was based in Baltimore. More recently, Milad served as the Chief Curator for The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Delaware. She has also held the position of Gallery Curator for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Stamp Gallery and Acquisition Advisor for the Stamp’s Contemporary Art Collection at the University of Maryland in College Park. Currently Jackie is an Assistant Director for the Joseph Meyerhoff Center of Career Development, and an Adjunct Professor in Curatorial Practice MFA Program at Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

Don Russell has been an active contemporary art curator and arts administrator since 1979. His research focuses on the exploration and development of new social contexts for art. He is currently GMU’s University Curator, responsible for programming exhibitions and public art on the Fairfax, Manassas and Arlington campuses. Additionally he directs Provisions Research Center for Art & Social Change, providing creative resources for community-engaged public art projects. He is co-founder with Edgar Endress of Floating Lab Collective. Don has produced over one hundred exhibitions as well as public art commissions, residencies, conferences and field projects. His work spans all contemporary art media with particular emphasis on research-as-art, public art, new media, photography and artists’ publications.

Don has extensive experience managing and directing contemporary arts, philanthropic and publishing ventures. He is President of Art Resources International and previously served as Executive Director of Washington Project for the Arts and had various leadership roles at Visual Studies Workshop.

 

Arts & the Armed Forces

In honor of Armed Forces Day, salute our service men and women with an evening line-up of comedy, music, storytelling, poetry, and art. This event is in partnership with Community Building Art Works and Armed Services Arts Partnership.

The Late Shift: Art Battles

The Art Center’s signature seasonal evening series features inspiring nights of eclectic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists’ studios, discover gallery receptions, thought-provoking artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, local drinks, lively music, and more.

In May, catch the action as artists test their mettle and create new work on-the-spot. Discover new spring art on display in various studios and galleries.

Art Supplies Market

Even studios need a bit of spring cleaning. Artists of all ages and skill levels can buy or trade a variety of used and surplus art supplies in all visual media. From paints and papers to beads and books, discover deals and perhaps some unusual finds you didn’t know you needed. Bring extra items for the school supply donation area.

The Late Shift: Emerging Artists

The Art Center’s signature seasonal evening series features inspiring nights of eclectic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists’ studios, discover gallery receptions, thought-provoking artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, local drinks, lively music, and more.

In April, welcome back The Late Shift for the new season. Meet the 2020 Emerging Artists in Target Gallery and stay to enjoy the night’s festivities.

2020 Emerging Artists

Opening Reception
Friday April 10, 2020 | 7-10 pm
Gallery Talk at 8 pm

Target Gallery presents 3rd annual exhibition featuring the work of four regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area.

 

Featured Artists

MK Bailey
Mahsa R. Fard
Zia Palmer
Latrelle Rostant

 

Juror Bios

Alexandra “Rex” Delakaran is a interdisciplinary artist from San Francisco, California. After earning her BFA in Sculpture and Performance Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, she relocated to Washington, DC working in local galleries. She performs and exhibits her work along the coast, working out of Red Dirt Studios, and on curatorial projects of her own.

Jaynelle C. Hazard develops, implements and oversees progressive, contemporary programming initiatives in the main gallery spaces at Workhouse Arts Center. In her brief time with the organization, she has implemented over 30 exhibitions with blockbuster shows including: Imagination is the Medium – an exhibit highlighting the works of Jim Henson’s original illustrator, Guy Gilchrist and puppeteer, Bill Diamond; and Compounds Not Required – a group show co-curated with Tiffany Williams from Art in Embassies exploring works of six artists and the origin of metals back to the periodic table.

In previous roles, she has supported various art programs and worked with some of the most celebrated artworks through her experience in managing the corporate contemporary art collection at UBS, the Union Bank of Switzerland, and via her work at Blank Projects, contemporary art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. Significant milestones throughout Hazard’s career include curating lounge installations at Art Basel Miami Beach, administering the production and launch of the publication UBS Art Collection: To Art its Freedom published by Hatje Cantz and in supporting the transition of a historical, promised gift to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jaynelle Hazard recently relocated to Washington from New York where she earned a Master of Arts degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Hazard is committed to being an ambassador of cultural heritage and looks forward to continuing the development of rich, inspirational experiences in the community locally and globally.

Amy Lokoff is a creative economy catalyst based in Washington, DC. She uses her work to explore inclusive community building, the power of the arts as a tool for social engagement, the value of resource sharing, and financial sustainability for creatives. Over the past 10 years, she has worked with over 250 visual and performing artists and coordinated exhibitions and arts programming in a variety of venues across the DC metropolitan area including Anacostia Arts Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Otis Street Arts Project, and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her exhibitions have been covered in The Washington Post, DCist, 730DC, and East City Art. Amy currently works as the project manager for WRAPture, temporary public art piece addressing climate change by artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose created in collaboration with DC residents and organizations. She also serves as the Visual Arts Curator for Little Salon, a monthly arts event that takes place in intimate spaces around DC.

 

Image Credit: MK Bailey, Grandma’s Kitchen, 2019. Oil in Canvas.

Cherry Blossom Jubilee

Every year, the region shakes off winter with the arrival of the world-famous pink and white cherry blossoms. The Art Center hosts an Alexandria satellite celebration for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Join the fun with a lively afternoon of hands-on activities, performances, and inspired works of art to shop and explore from all three floors.

Full schedule to come.

Free, but RSVP requested.

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March150: 10th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Sneak Peek: Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14 (until 5 pm)

VIP Opening and Art Party: Saturday, March 14

 

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 10th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

This yearly all-media exhibition features over 200 works created and donated by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition is that artists use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150.

Blank panel sales start Monday, January 6 for those who are interested in participating in the exhibition.

March150 Guidelines 2019

My Queer Valentine Reception

This Valentine’s Day, include the Art Center in your evening plans!

Start with Target Gallery’s reception for My Queer Valentine, a playful but poignant show exploring non-heteronormative relationships. Stay to enjoy an evening of interactive performance art, a photo op at our kissing booth, and DIY art-making activities. Learn more about and support local LGBTQ+ organizations, too.

Free, but RSVP requested.

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